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Putin Won’t Block Russian Athletes From Olympics

Putin Won’t Block Russian Athletes From Olympics

Vladimir Putin, fresh on the heels of the widely anticipated announcement that he’ll seek a fourth term as president, said that Russia won’t stop its athletes from competing under a neutral flag at
Putin Skips Chance to Announce Re-Election Campaign

Putin Skips Chance to Announce Re-Election Campaign

Russian President Vladimir Putin dodged an opportunity to announce his long-awaited bid for another six-year term.
Billionaire Andrej Babis Is Named Czech Prime Minister

Billionaire Andrej Babis Is Named Czech Prime Minister

Billionaire Andrej Babis was named Czech prime minister Wednesday, taking a step closer toward his governing plan to cut waste in state spending, build more highways and push the European Union to
A Brexit Breakthrough Is Slipping Away

A Brexit Breakthrough Is Slipping Away

Prime Minister Theresa May’s chances of getting a Brexit breakthrough this week receded as the Northern Irish ally that props up her government continued to resist a deal amid rumblings of a Cabinet
The GOP Tax Plan Would Make America’s Housing Shortage Even Worse

The GOP Tax Plan Would Make America’s Housing Shortage Even Worse

In San Francisco and Scarsdale, Jersey City and Greenwich, the real estate talk is the same: Just how bad will this Republican tax overhaul hurt?
One Trump Buzzword to Seal Fate of $700 Billion Power Trade

One Trump Buzzword to Seal Fate of $700 Billion Power Trade

Hurricane winds and raging wildfires knocked out power to millions of people from Florida to California this year, underscoring the need to protect America’s electric grid from disaster.
Scale of People Fleeing Congo Is ‘Off the Charts,’ Group Says

Scale of People Fleeing Congo Is ‘Off the Charts,’ Group Says

Almost a million people fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the first half of the year, outpacing conflict zones including Syria and Yemen, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Jakarta Promises Pain for Drivers as Vehicle Entry Fees Planned

Jakarta Promises Pain for Drivers as Vehicle Entry Fees Planned

Drivers in the traffic-choked roads of Indonesia’s capital have been put on notice that using the city’s streets is set to get more painful.
Balance of Power: Trump Defies 70 Years of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem

Balance of Power: Trump Defies 70 Years of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem

As a candidate, Donald Trump boasted he could stand on New York’s Fifth Avenue “and shoot somebody” without losing votes. On Saturday, after the Senate passed his tax-cut proposal, he declared himself
How Much Does It Cost to Leave the EU Trade Bloc? The U.K. Doesn’t Know

How Much Does It Cost to Leave the EU Trade Bloc? The U.K. Doesn’t Know

The revelation that the U.K. government decided to leave the European Union’s trade bloc without calculating the impact adds another twist to a week that was supposed to mark a breakthrough for Prime
Are the Saudi Arrests a Crackdown, Shakedown or Purge?

Are the Saudi Arrests a Crackdown, Shakedown or Purge?

Some debate is inevitable in a country in which the definition of corruption is muddied by a long-tolerated system of patronage.
Where Have the Buybacks Gone? A Puzzle With Clues for Tax Reform

Where Have the Buybacks Gone? A Puzzle With Clues for Tax Reform

Worried that American CEOs will blow their big tax windfall on share buybacks? A theory circulating on Wall Street says don’t be: Soaring valuations and a buoyant economy are making the tactic passé.
Pound Falls as May Faces Revolt From All Sides Over Brexit

Pound Falls as May Faces Revolt From All Sides Over Brexit

The pound fell for a second day against the dollar, while U.K. government bonds rose, as Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly faced rebellion from all sides just days before a key meeting with the
Trump Says Jerusalem Move Protested by World Leaders Is ‘Long Overdue’

Trump Says Jerusalem Move Protested by World Leaders Is ‘Long Overdue’

President Donald Trump said his plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. embassy there is overdue while world leaders from the Vatican to Tehran denounced his stance as
Trump Travel Ban, Back in Action, Faces More Court Showdowns

Trump Travel Ban, Back in Action, Faces More Court Showdowns

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered temporary enforcement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, challengers are heading back to court in last-gasp attempts to stop it.
House Conservatives Warn About Spending After Backing Tax Cuts

House Conservatives Warn About Spending After Backing Tax Cuts

A faction of conservative Republicans is raising warnings about federal spending, two weeks after backing tax-cut legislation that would raise federal deficits by $1 trillion over the next decade.
Plan to Stop Banks From Seducing Regulators Dies Under Trump

Plan to Stop Banks From Seducing Regulators Dies Under Trump

A high-profile plan to prevent federal watchdogs from getting too cozy with banks they are supposed to police has been scrapped by President Donald Trump’s newest Wall Street regulator.
As Selloff Hits Stocks, Some Investors Point to Jerusalem

As Selloff Hits Stocks, Some Investors Point to Jerusalem

Investors watching the selloff that enveloped Asian markets Wednesday saw a host of reasons, ranging from profit-taking to the continued drop in technology stocks. But one matter was prominent for
U.S. Ambassador Branstad on China, Human Rights, N. Korea

U.S. Ambassador Branstad on China, Human Rights, N. Korea

U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad discusses the relationship between President Trump and Xi Jinping, the increasing tensions between the two countries, trade, Human Rights, North Korea and oil.
Brexit Bulletin: Revolt From Within

Brexit Bulletin: Revolt From Within

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